Anti-Syria UK MPs Want Assad’s Wife Stripped of Her British Citizenship

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by Stephen Lendman
Asma Assad was born and raised in London. British law permits revoking citizenship of nationals on grounds of supporting terrorist activities.
Hardline Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake said Britain’s government should tell her to “either stop using (her) position to defend barbaric acts or be stripped of (her) citizenship,” accusing her of harming UK interests – wanting her husband illegally ousted as Syria’s legitimate leader, he failed to explain.
A Home Office spokesperson said “we cannot discuss individual cases, but the Home Secretary can deprive individuals of their citizenship where it is conducive to the public good…”
According to London’s Sunday Times, UK MPs disgracefully accused her of spreading Syrian propaganda – for praising her country’s “martyrs” and “accus(ing) the West of spreading lies.”
In response to Trump’s April 7 aggression, illegally striking Syria’s Shayrat airbase, she said “(t)he presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic affirms that what America has done is an irresponsible act that only reflects a short-sightedness, a narrow horizon, a political and military blindness to reality and a naive pursuit of a frenzied false propaganda campaign.”
Exposing Western crimes doesn’t go down well in Washington, London or other NATO capitals. Truth-telling on vital issues is considered propaganda.
The Sunday Times: “…MPs and Syrians in the UK urged the Home Office to remove her British citizenship to send a strong signal to her husband’s murderous regime.”
This type deplorable rubbish is typical Western propaganda – nations, their officials, even wives viciously and irresponsibly attacked.
The London Times: “The time has come where we go after Assad in every which way, including people like Mrs Assad, who is very much part of the propaganda machine that is committing war crimes,” quoting Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi, a foreign affairs committee member.
Since 2010, Britain revoked the citizenship of 40 nationals for dubious reasons – mainly on suspicions of involvement in or supporting terrorism.
Asma and Bashar al-Assad courageously support the interests of their nation and people – including by truth-telling about US-led naked aggression, raping and destroying the Syrian Arab Republic.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.